TENBURY Town chief Keiran Fish admits last weekend’s derby delight has given his side a chance of Herefordshire Premier survival – but he’s in two minds about whether he wants it.

Town’s 3-1 win over Tenbury United – combined with a three-point deduction for relegation rivals Kington Town, who have now been docked six points altogether – lifted Fish’s side off the bottom.

With the usual summer league restructures still to decide how many teams go up or down, finishing second-bottom could be enough to keep Town in the top flight.

Kington, though, have three games in hand and after a season in which Tenbury Town have lost 15 of their 18 league matches, joint-boss Fish is unsure which eventuality suits the club better.

He said: “At the league’s AGM, they sometimes give teams the option of moving up or down – but if we finished bottom, would we want to go again, potentially losing a lot of games again next season?

“Or would we drop down? Relegation might be a blessing in disguise and give us the chance to win more than two games.

“Don’t get me wrong, staying up would be the best outcome but depending on what happens, I’ll put it to the team and we’ll go from there.”

If they do go down, Town are doing so fighting and Fish was delighted with victory over United, a result that means they have taken four points off their derby rivals this season.

He added: “I had said to the lads, out of all the games we play, the two against Tenbury United are the most important by far, so we were ecstatic.”

Town had to come from behind to triumph as Mark Boucker put United ahead direct from a corner but Adam Everall played Al Bright through to level before half-time.

Town goalkeeper Ed Kerby then made several excellent second-half saves to keep the scores level before Dec Bright’s fine solo effort put the hosts ahead and Al Bright’s second sealed the win.

Fish said: “To be fair, United had a few players out through injury and holidays, and I told the lads at half-time, at 1-1, that the game was there for the taking.

“Ed Kerby made some great saves to keep us in it but I still thought we were by far the better team and we wanted it more.

“Dec Bright was outstanding too. Being at university, he doesn’t play for us as often now so when he’s here we like to get him to make an impact and he certainly did.”

United, meanwhile, saw a miserable day capped by co-manager Aaron Morris’ post-match dismissal for using foul language to the referee and he admitted it was a day to forget.

Morris said: “They took their chances and we didn’t, although their keeper was man of the match – he made six or seven outstanding saves.”

“It would be nice if Town stayed up,” he added, “so we have another two derbies next season.”